Epson Stylus Pro 10000 Print Engine with Archival Ink Download Manual

EPSON Stylus

Pro 10000
Printer Guide
EPSON Stylus

Pro 10000
Printed in USA
CPD-12208EPSON Stylus

Pro 10000 Series
PRINTER GUIDE
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Printed on recycled paper.
Copyright 2001 by Epson America, Inc.
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Part Number: CPD-122085/01iii
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
For European Users
This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 89/336/EEC.
WARNING
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.v
Introduction
Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
How To Use Your Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Using This Printer Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
1 Setting Up the Printer
Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Loading the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Attaching the Roll to the Paper Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Inserting the Paper Spindle in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Loading the Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Running a Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Connecting to the USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-11
Connecting to a Parallel Port (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Connecting to the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-12
Installing Printer Software for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-13
Installing Printer Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-15
Setting Up Your Printer for Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-16
Setting Up on a Macintosh Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17
Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19
Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or
Windows 2000 Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-22
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-25
2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media That Meet Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Printing on EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Printing Tips for EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Contents-vivi | Contents
Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Guidelines for Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Using the Roll Paper Belts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Printing Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Printing on Posterboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-11
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Heavy Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-13
Using the Paper Hammock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Catching Printouts in Front of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-14
Catching Printouts Under the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-16
Setting Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-18
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction . . . . . . 2-18
Selecting Registered Paper Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-19
3 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Setting Up Background Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Using Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Cancelling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Checking Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Selecting Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18
4 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10-vii
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Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-11
Using the Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Using Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-14
Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
5 Monitoring and Configuring the Printer
Using the Control Panel to Monitor the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Monitoring Normal Printer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Pausing and Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Checking Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Printing a Status Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Checking Ink Levels and Component Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Responding to Control Panel Lights and Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Using the Control Panel to Configure the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Setting Default Roll Paper Margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Turning Off Paper Monitoring Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Selecting the Printer’s Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9
Configuring the Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-10
Changing the Printer’s Code Page Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Restoring Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11
Setting the Control Panel Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
6 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Running a Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Using the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Aligning the Print Head from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-5
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Removing the Used Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Installing the New Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14-viiiviii | Contents
Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-15
Moving the Printer on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-17
Replacing the Waste Ink System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19
7 Resolving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Using Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-5
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Solving Roll Paper Feed Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-11
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13
A Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-1
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-2
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-3
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-4
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-5
Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Forward Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
Reverse Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
ECP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-7
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A-8
Index1
Introducing a new era in wide-format color ink jet printing, the EPSON
Stylus

Pro 10000 delivers a combination of richly detailed image quality, faster print speeds, and durable photographic output.
EPSON

offers the Stylus Pro 10000 in two models: Photographic Dye Ink
(Stylus Pro 10000) and Archival Ink (Stylus Pro 10000CF). The
Photographic Dye Ink model provides the widest color gamut at the lowest cost. However, EPSON Archival

Ink technology gives you photographic images that will last up to 200 years, and provides a color gamut that rivals dye-based inks.*
The printer provides resolutions up to 1440 × 720 dpi using EPSON’s variable size droplet, Micro Piezo

DX3

print head for precise and consistent dot size. Individual, high-capacity ink cartridges with auto ink-level detection provide increased productivity, ease of use, and low per-print costs.
The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 prints approximately 231 square feet per hour using the printer’s fastest settings, and approximately 72 square feet per hour when printing high-resolution photographic output. And with
EPSON’s Photo Accelerator Technology, even slower computers can achieve full print engine performance.
The printer may also be equipped with an optional 44-inch auto take-up reel that is compatible with most lamination systems and lets you run long print jobs unattended. For complete flexibility, the EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 also supports many third-party RIPs and comes with custom EPSON drivers and utilities for photographs and other non-PostScript printing.
* Lightfastness rating is based on accelerated testing of prints on special media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according to image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and atmospheric conditions. EPSON does not guarantee the longevity of prints. For maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store them.
Introduction2
2 | Introduction
Options and Accessories
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer offers these optional upgrades and accessories:* Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 6-11 for details).
** Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s built-in cutter.
You can purchase optional equipment and software, ink cartridges, paper, and manuals from EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or you can visit the EPSON
Store

at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Check the EPSON Pro Graphics web site at prographics.epson.com for new accessories and options, including RIP software, which may become available.
Optional equipment and software
Option Part number
EpsonNet Internal Print Server (10/100 BaseT
Ethernet

Type B interface card)
C823632A
Automatic Take-Up Reel System C815172
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2-inch C811134
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 3-inch C811122
Replacement Media Cutter Blade* C815131
Manual Media Cutting System** C815182
Replacement Manual Cutter Blade (for Manual
Media Cutting System)
C815192
Note
If you purchase the optional 10/100 BaseT
Ethernet Type B interface card, install it in the optional interface slot on the back of the printer.
See the EpsonNet
Internal Print Server
Administrator’s Manual for instructions.
For network connectivity, you must also install the
EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 printer software on all client systems. See page 1-13 (Macintosh) or page 1-15 (Windows) in this manual.3
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How To Use Your Manuals
This guide is part of a set, which also includes the documentation listed below:• The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000/10000CF Unpacking and Assembly
Guide describes how to unpack and assemble the printer.
 The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Quick Reference Guide provides a handy summary of procedures for daily use and printer maintenance—loading paper, replacing ink cartridges, running cleaning cycles, aligning the print head, and clearing paper jams. Attach it to your printer for easy reference.
 The electronic Reference Guide on the EPSON printer driver CD-ROM provides additional information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. You can read the guide using a web browser, such as
Netscape

Navigator
or Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or later.
Using This Printer Guide
This guide contains the following information:Chapter 1 describes how to install ink cartridges, load roll paper, install the printer software, and prepare for printing. It also explains how to set up the printer for sharing.
Chapter 2 gives instructions for loading and printing on various media, and for using the paper hammock.
Chapter 3 describes how to use the EPSON printer driver and the Monitor3 utility to print from a Macintosh.
Chapter 4 explains how to print from Windows using the EPSON printer driver and utilities.
Chapter 5 explains how to use the printer’s control panel to monitor the printer’s status and configure printer settings.
Chapter 6 gives instructions for cleaning and aligning the print head, replacing ink cartridges and the cutter blade, and cleaning and transporting the printer.4
4 | Introduction
Chapter 7 provides troubleshooting tips and solutions for problems involving print quality, printer operation, and paper handling.
Appendix A provides the technical specifications for your printer, media, and ink cartridges.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
You’ll find this information throughout this guide:Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical support and information on the installation, configuration, and operation of professional graphics arts products through the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to
8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and 7 AM to 4 PM, Pacific
Time, Saturday.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is included with the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan information that came with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of purchase.
Warning
Caution
Note
TIP
SM5
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EPSON also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach EPSON Support at http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download drivers and other files, look at product documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, and accessories from EPSON at
(800) 873-7766, or visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should include the requirements listed below: For USB connection: Power Macintosh

G3, G4, or iMac

series
(System 8.5.1 through 9.1; System 9.1 recommended)
For IEEE 1394 connection: iMac DV, G3, or G4 series (System 8.6 or later with FireWire

Update 2.1 or later)
For 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection: iMac, G3, or G4 series (System
8.5.1 through 9.1)
 350 MHz or higher processor
 256MB of RAM
 At least 50MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
150MB of free hard disk space for processing files (2GB or more available hard disk space recommended)
 Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
 For USB connection: a compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft
(2 meters) long
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional EpsonNet Print Server (described on page 2) and compatible cable
Note
If you are not using Photo
Printing Accelerator in your driver (see page 3-4 for details), or if you are using a software or hardware RIP, you must have a Power Macintosh
G4 with 500 MHz or higher processor and
512MB RAM to keep the printer running at full engine speed.
For optimum performance, we recommend the latest
Macintosh system available with a
FireWire connection.
If you are running System
8.5.1 on an iMac, Apple recommends that you download iMac Update
1.1 from their web site.6
6 | Introduction
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should include the requirements listed below: IBM

-compatible PC with a Pentium

II 400 MHz or higher processor recommended
 For parallel connection: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000
For USB connection: PC with USB port running Windows 98 (factory installed), Me, or 2000
For IEEE 1394 connection: PC with FireWire port running
Windows Me or 2000
For 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection: Ethernet equipped PC running
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, or 2000
 256MB of RAM
 At least 50MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
150MB of free hard disk space for processing files (2GB or more available hard disk space recommended)
 Quad-speed (4×) CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
 For parallel connection: a high-speed bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable, 6 to 10 ft. (1.8 to 3 m) long, with a D-SUB,
25-pin, male connector for your computer and a 36-pin, Centronics

compatible connector for the printer
For USB connection: a computer running Windows 98, Me, or 2000 with a Windows compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft. (2 meters) long
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional EpsonNet Print Server (described on page 2) and compatible cable
Note
If you are not using Photo
Printing Accelerator in your driver (see page 4-3 for details), or if you are using a software or hardware RIP, you must have a Pentium III
700 MHz or higher processor with 512MB
RAM to keep the printer running at full engine speed.
Caution
Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.6 ft. (2 meters) long—may cause the printer to malfunction.7
Introduction | 7
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The EPA ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the equipment safely and effectively.
 Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
 Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent. Avoid areas subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity or shock and vibrations.
 Do not place the printer near a window or in direct sunlight. Bright light can interfere with the paper sensors, causing paper jams and related problems.
 Keep the entire system away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
 Place the printer on a flat surface. It will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
 Do not block or cover the openings in the printer case or insert objects through the slots.
 Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
 Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off. Do not use outlets controlled by wall switches or timers.
Caution
Always turn the printer off using the Power button. When you press this button, the Operate light flashes briefly, then goes out. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the printer until the Operate light is off.
This ensures that the print head is safely capped.8
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 Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plugs can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement.
 Do not let the power cords become damaged or frayed.
 If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
 Except as specifically explained in the documentation, do not attempt to service the printer yourself. Opening or removing those covers that are marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to dangerous voltage points or other risks. Refer all servicing in those compartments to service personnel.
 Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the equipment has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
 Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridges during printing.
 To avoid damaging the printer, do not move the print head by hand.
 Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the cartridge. If it does get on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
 Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
 Do not store ink cartridges at high or freezing temperatures. Keep cartridges away from direct sunlight.9
Introduction | 9
 Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could result in damage to the print head.
 Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long time before use may result in reduced print quality.
 Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge package. For best results, use cartridges within six months of installation.10
10 | Introduction1-1
Setting Up the Printer | 1-1
Once you’ve assembled the printer, you’re ready to finish setting it up. Even if you have no experience, you can easily complete this process. You should allow at least two hours so that you don’t feel rushed.
This chapter covers the following information: Installing the ink cartridges
 Loading the roll paper
 Running a nozzle check
 Connecting the printer to your computer
 Installing the printer software and configuring it for network use, if necessary
 Aligning the print head from the printer software
Installing the Ink Cartridges
It’s important that the first ink cartridges you install be the ones that came with the printer. The chips on these cartridges are programmed to cause the printer to initialize as the correct ink model: Archival Ink or Photographic
Dye Ink. Ink cartridges that you later buy from EPSON do not have the same program on their chips.
Before you begin, make sure that the printer is plugged into a grounded outlet. Then locate the ink cartridges that came with the printer. Follow these steps to install the cartridges:1. Press the

P Power button on the control panel to turn the printer on.
Chapter 1: Setting Up the Printer
Note
Before you begin this chapter, complete the instructions in the
Unpacking and
Assembly Guide.
Note
The ink cartridges that came with your printer include a special chip that causes the printer to initialize as the correct ink model. Make sure you install these ink cartridges when you set up the printer.1-2
1-2 | Setting Up the Printer
2. Push the indentation on the ink compartment cover to release the lock and open the cover. INK COMPART. OPEN appears on the display on the printer’s control panel.
3. Push down on the top of the first cartridge clamp and pull it forward.
4. Locate the package for the black ink cartridge and open it. Remove the cartridge. If you’re installing Archival Ink cartridges, shake the cartridge gently, as shown.
Caution
Be careful not to touch the green computer chip on one side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and printing.1-3
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5. Hold the cartridge so the arrow mark on the left side of the cartridge is pointing to the rear of the printer. Insert the cartridge into the slot.
Don’t force it.
6. Push the clamp back up into the locked position.
7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for the other ink cartridges. When you’re done, close the ink compartment cover.
The printer begins charging the advanced ink delivery system. The Pause light on the control panel flashes and the printer makes various sounds.
Charging takes about 4 minutes. Do not turn off the printer or interrupt this important process or you’ll use up more ink than necessary. When the
Pause light stops flashing and Paper Out appears on the control panel display, you’re ready to load the roll paper.
Warning
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
Note
If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, you may have the wrong cartridge.
Caution
Never turn off the printer, change the position of the paper set lever, or open the lower cover or ink compartment cover while the Pause light is flashing.1-4
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Loading the Roll Paper
Loading roll paper involves three steps: attaching the roll to the paper spindle, inserting the spindle in the printer, and loading the paper for printing. Before you begin, remove the paper from its box and remove the plastic cap and protective covering. Then locate one of the paper spindles that was packed in your printer box.
Attaching the Roll to the Paper Spindle
Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle:1. Slide the movable paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle.
2. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown:3. Slide the roll onto the spindle so it fits securely against the fixed paper stop.
4. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it into the end of the roll. Make sure that it is firmly fixed into the left end of the paper roll.
Note
Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper as much as possible. Oils from your skin can affect print quality.1-5
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Inserting the Paper Spindle in the Printer
Follow these steps to insert the spindle in the printer:1. Open the roll paper cover. Position the spindle so that the white end
(with the wide fixed paper stop) is on the right.
2. Insert the white end into the right mounting bracket inside the printer.
You can use either the upper or lower bracket.
Note
You can have two rolls of paper in the printer at the same time, and print on either one. If you have two rolls, make sure to wind one of the roll paper belts that came with your printer around the end of the roll you’re not using.
See page 2-7 for more information.whiteblack1-6
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3. Place the black end of the spindle into the corresponding left mounting bracket inside the printer.
Loading the Roll Paper
Follow these steps to load the roll paper for printing:1. Press the Paper Source button on the control panel until the Roll
Auto Cut light comes on.
Note
When you remove the spindle, lift the left end out first. See page 2-8 for details on removing paper from the spindle.
Note
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure you don’t select Sheet when you’re using roll paper.1-7
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2. Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position. The Paper Out light on the control panel comes on and LOAD PAPER appears on the control panel display.
3. Feed the paper into the paper slot.
Caution
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is flashing.1-8
1-8 | Setting Up the Printer
4. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot.
5. Turn the roll back to remove the slack. Then align the paper with the two rows of holes at the paper exit.1-9
Setting Up the Printer | 1-9
6. Push the paper set lever all the way in, then close the roll paper cover.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears briefly on the control panel display.
7. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel display. (Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move into printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
Running a Nozzle Check
The nozzle check prints a pattern of dots that lets you see if any print head nozzles are clogged. You can also use the nozzle check at this point to make sure the printer is operating correctly before you connect it to your computer.
There are two ways to run a nozzle check.
 Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described below
 Using the Nozzle Check utility from your printer software, as described on page 6-1 (not available if you’re accessing the printer over a network)
Follow these steps to print a nozzle check using the control panel buttons:1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and paper is loaded.
Caution
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is flashing.1-10
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2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel until you see TEST
PRINT MENU on the display.
3. Press the Item button. You see NOZZLE CHECK=PRINT on the display.
4. Press the Enter button. The nozzle check prints as shown below.
If all the lines on the check pattern are complete, with no gaps in the pattern, the print head doesn’t need cleaning:If dots are missing from the pattern, as shown below, you need to run a cleaning cycle. See page 6-1 for instructions.
If the nozzle check fails to print, make sure your ink cartridges are correctly installed. Then run a cleaning cycle, as described on page 6-1. If this doesn’t work, turn off the printer and make sure that the interface cable is securely plugged in and that it meets the required specifications, as described on page 5 or 6.
If the nozzle check still fails to print, check the control panel display for any error messages and contact your dealer, or contact EPSON as described on page 4.1-11
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
Depending on your system, you can connect the printer to your computer using any of the following: USB interface—for Windows 98, Me, 2000, and Macintosh
 Parallel interface—for Windows
 IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface—for Windows Me, 2000, and
Macintosh
 EpsonNet Print Server—network connectivity for all systems (with purchase of the optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Type B interface card)
For instructions on connecting the printer using EpsonNet Print Server, see the documentation that came with your card. For all other interfaces, see the appropriate section below.
Connecting to the USB Port
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer:1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Connect the end of the USB cable to the USB port on the back of your printer.
3. Connect the end of the USB cable to your computer’s USB port or a first tier USB hub port.
Note
Check the system requirements on page 5 or 6 before connecting your printer to make sure your system meets or exceeds the minimum requirements.
Note
If the printer doesn’t work when you attach it to a first tier USB hub port, connect it directly to the USB port on your computer.1-12
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Connecting to a Parallel Port (Windows Only)
To use the printer’s built-in parallel interface, you need a shielded, bidirectional, parallel cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer:1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface. Then squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place on both sides.

3. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s parallel port.
Connecting to the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port
To connect the printer to the IEEE 1394 port, you need a standard shielded
IEEE 1394 cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer.
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.1-13
Setting Up the Printer | 1-13
2. Connect one end of the IEEE 1394 cable to the IEEE 1394 port on the back of your printer.
3. Connect the other end of the IEEE 1394 cable to your computer’s
IEEE 1394 port.
Installing Printer Software for Macintosh
After connecting the printer to your Macintosh, you need to install the printer driver and utilities included on your printer software CD-ROM.
Follow these steps:1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD drive.
Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM to open its window.
3. Double-click the icon for your model: Printer Driver Installer
Photographic Dye or Printer Driver Installer EPSON Archival Ink.
4. Double-click the Installer icon.
Caution
Turn off all virus protection programs before you install your printer software.1-14
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5. At the first screen, click Continue. The following dialog box appears:6. Click the Install button, then click Continue on the next screen.
7. Follow the instructions to install your software and select a default paper size. When you see a message informing you that installation is complete, click Restart to restart your Macintosh.
8. After your Macintosh restarts, select Chooser from the Apple menu.
If you’re going to be sharing the printer on an AppleTalk

network, skip the rest of these steps. Instead see “Setting Up on a Macintosh Network” on page 1-17 to finish configuring the printer.
9. Click the SPro 10000 or SPro 10000CF icon, then click the icon for your USB port.
Note
If you’re on an AppleTalk network and the
AppleTalk setting in the
Chooser is Active, you may see an alert message when you click the USB port icon. Make the AppleTalk setting
Inactive, then select the
USB port icon. If you’re using your Macintosh in an Ethernet environment, you can leave the
AppleTalk setting Active.
SPro 10000 identifies the driver for the
Photographic Dye
Ink model, and SPro
10000CF identifies the driver for the Archival
Ink model.1-15
Setting Up the Printer | 1-15
10. Select the appropriate Background Printing radio button to turn background printing on or off.
With background printing on, you can use your Macintosh while it’s preparing a document for printing, and use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs.
11. Close the Chooser.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 3.
Installing Printer Software for Windows
After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the printer driver and utilities on your printer software CD-ROM. Follow these steps:1. Make sure your printer is turned off.
2. Turn on your computer and start Windows.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD driver.
The installer starts automatically:If it doesn’t start, double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.1-16
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4. Double-click the driver installation for your printer model. If you have the Photographic Dye Ink model, double-click Install Stylus Pro
10000 With Photographic Dye Technology. If you have the Archival
Ink model, double-click Install Stylus Pro 10000 With Archival Ink
Technology.
5. Click OK in the next window to start printer software installation. You see windows opening on your screen during driver installation. On
Windows 95 and NT, the Status Monitor 3 utility is also installed now.
6. Windows 95 or NT: Turn on your printer and go to step 7.
Windows 98, Me, or 2000: You see a window asking you to turn on your printer. Press the

P Power button until the Operate light comes on. After a few moments, the software configures your printer port and installs the Status Monitor 3 utility.
7. When you see a message informing you that installation is complete, click OK.
8. Click the icon to exit the installer.
9. If you’re using Windows 95 or NT, or if the final installation completion screen asked you to do so, restart your computer now.
If you want to share the printer with other computers, see the next section for configuration instructions.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.
Setting Up Your Printer for Sharing
Follow the steps in the appropriate section to configure your computer to share the printer on a network: “Setting Up on a Macintosh Network” on page 1-17
 “Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network” on page 1-19
 “Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Network” on page 1-22
Note
SPro 10000 identifies the driver for the
Photographic Dye
Ink model, and SPro
10000CF identifies the driver for the Archival
Ink model.
If you’re using Windows
2000 and have connected your printer with a parallel cable or network interface card, click the Stop Searching button at step 6 and go to step 7.1-17
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Setting Up on a Macintosh Network
This section explains how to set up the Stylus Pro 10000 as a shared printer on an AppleTalk network. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-13.
Then configure the host Macintosh (the computer to which you connected the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client Macintosh computers to connect to it, as described in the next two sections.
Configuring the Host Macintosh
Perform these steps on the Macintosh to which you connected the printer:1. Turn on the printer, open the Chooser, and click the printer’s icon.
Then select the icon for the USB port your printer is connected to.
2. Click the On radio button to turn Background Printing on.
3. Click the Setup button. You see the following dialog box.
Note
This section tells you how to configure your printer as a shared printer on a network. To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a shared printer, consult your network administrator.
Note
Turning background printing on allows you to use Monitor3 to manage the print queue on the host computer. See page 3-14 for details.1-18
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4. Check Share this Printer, then type a name for the printer and password information as needed.
5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the
Chooser.
6. Close the Chooser.
Configuring the Client Macintosh Computers
Perform these steps on every Macintosh that will need to access the printer:1. Open the Chooser, click the printer’s icon, and then select the shared printer name on the right. You can only select from the printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
2. If you’re prompted for a password, enter the password for the printer and click OK.
3. Make sure Background Printing is turned off. Then close the Chooser.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 3.
Note
To avoid unnecessary spooling, background printing should be turned off for all client computers.1-19
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Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network
This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-15.
Then configure the host computer (the computer to which you connected the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client computers to connect to it.
Configuring the Host Computer
Perform these steps on the computer to which you connected the printer:1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click the File and Print Sharing button. You see this dialog box:4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) check box and click OK.
5. In the Network window, click OK.
6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.
Note
This section tells you how to configure your printer as a shared printer on a network. To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a shared printer, consult your network administrator.
Note
If you see a dialog box requesting the Windows
CD-ROM, insert the
CD-ROM and follow the screen prompts. If you see a message asking you to restart your computer, do so. Then continue with step 6.1-20
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7. Select your printer, then choose Sharing on the File menu (Properties for Windows 95). You see a dialog box similar to the following:8. Select Shared As, enter the printer information as needed, then click OK.
Configuring the Client Computers
Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer:1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon.1-21
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3. The Add Printer Wizard screen appears. Click Next. You see a window like the following:4. Click Network printer, then click Next.
5. Click Browse.
6. Double-click the icon of the host computer (directly connected to the printer). Then click the printer’s icon.
7. Click OK and follow the messages on the screen to complete configuration.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.1-22
1-22 | Setting Up the Printer
Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000
Network
This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-15.
Then configure the host computer (the computer to which you connected the printer) to share the printer, and configure the client computers to connect to it.
Configuring the Host Computer
Perform these steps on the computer to which you connected the printer:1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Select your printer icon, then select Sharing from the File menu. You see a window like the following:3. Click the Shared (Windows NT) or Shared as (Windows 2000) button and enter a share name for the printer. Don’t select any drivers from the Alternate Drivers (Windows NT) or Additional Drivers
(Windows 2000) list.
4. Click OK.
Note
This section tells you how to configure your printer as a shared printer on a small network. To connect your printer directly to a network without setting it up as a shared printer, or to set it up for sharing on a large network, consult your network administrator.1-23
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Configuring the Client Computers
Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer:1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties (Document
Defaults for Windows NT).
3. Click the Ports tab to display the following window:4. Click Add Port. You see the Printer Ports dialog box:1-24
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5. Select Local Port, then click New Port. The following dialog box appears:6. In the text box, type the appropriate information for your system using the syntax below, then click OK:\\name of computer connected to the printer\name of the shared printer
7. In the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close.
8. On the Ports screen, make sure the new port is added and its checkbox is selected. Then click OK.
For instructions on using your printer software, see Chapter 4.1-25
Setting Up the Printer | 1-25
Aligning the Print Head
Before you use the printer, you should align the print head to ensure accurate, clean printouts. You can run the Print Head Alignment utility at this point to check software installation and make sure your printer is set up correctly.
You may have to run the Print Head Alignment utility several times before your printer is ready to use. Make sure that you’ve run a nozzle check, as described on page 1-9, before you begin. If the print nozzles are clogged, the print head alignment patterns won’t print correctly and your print head alignment won’t be accurate.
There are two ways to align the print head: Using the Print Head Alignment utility in your printer software, as described below (not available if you’re accessing the printer over a network)
 Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on page 6-5
Both procedures align the print head for all modes and resolutions.
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and roll paper at least 24 inches wide is loaded.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box, as described on page 3-3
(Macintosh) or page 4-1 (Windows).
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click your printer icon, then select Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing Preferences
(Windows 2000).
TIP
It’s a good idea always to run a nozzle check before you align the print head.
This ensures that the print head alignment patterns print correctly.1-26
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3. Macintosh: Click the utility button.
Windows: Click the Utility tab.
4. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
5. Follow the messages on your screen. The printer prints the head alignment patterns. Two rows consisting of sets of 15 bars are printed across the width of the paper.
6. Examine the first row. You see a series of alignment patterns similar to the pattern below across the width of the paper. Determine which bar in the first pattern has the smallest gaps. In the example below, #8 has the smallest gaps.
7. Look at the other patterns in the first row to see if the same bar consistently has the smallest gaps. If not, choose the bar that generally has the smallest gaps.
Note
If bar #8 (the current alignment setting) shows the smallest gaps for both rows, the print head is aligned. Click Finish to exit the Print Head
Alignment utility.1-27
Setting Up the Printer | 1-27
8. Use the arrow keys for row #1 to select the number for the best aligned bar.
9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 for row #2.
10. If you chose a bar that did not consistently have the smallest gaps, click the Realignment button and repeat from step 4. Repeat this step until you can choose a bar that is consistently the best aligned in every pattern in the row.
11. When your alignment printout shows that bar #8 consistently has the smallest gaps for both rows, click Finish.
Note
You may have to realign the print head several times before you use the printer for the first time.1-28
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The EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 prints on a variety of media, including roll paper and cut sheets up to 44 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, including posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick.
This chapter includes the following information: Selecting media that meet your printer’s requirements
 Printing on EPSON media
 Using roll paper
 Using cut sheet paper
 Using the paper hammock
 Setting paper configurations for non-EPSON media
Selecting Media That Meet Requirements
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
The printer comes with two 2-inch spindles, so you can have two types of roll paper available for printing at all times (with manual switching).
High-tension spindles are also available (in both 2-inch and 3-inch diameters), recommended for media such as EPSON Synthetic Paper and
Fine Art Paper.
The following table shows the paper requirements for your printer:Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON papers or other media, you may need to “profile” their thickness and ink drying time. See page 2-18 for instructions.
Paper requirements
Roll paper Cut sheets
Size 8.3 to 44.02 in. wide
(210.8 to 1118 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. to 44 × 62.2 in.
(up to 1118 × 1580 mm)
Maximum external roll diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm) when using 2 rolls
3 in. core: 5.9 in. (150 mm) when using 1 roll

Thickness 3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm) 3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
Chapter 2: Handling
Paper and
Other Media
Note
You can purchase roll paper spindles and other accessories or options from the EPSON
Pro Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer.2-2
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Printing on EPSON Media
EPSON papers, which are specially formulated for the inks used in the printer, ensure high-quality results. The following tables list the product codes for the EPSON media available for your printer.
Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model media product codes
Paper type Roll sizes Sheet sizes
Presentation Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041220
36-inch roll: S041221
24-inch roll: S041295

Glossy Paper
Heavyweight
44-inch roll: S041226
36-inch roll: S041227
24-inch roll: S041291

Semigloss Paper
Heavyweight
44-inch roll: S041228
36-inch roll: S041229
24-inch roll: S041292

Photo Glossy Paper 44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021

Photo Semigloss Paper 44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022

Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
13-inch roll: S041378
8.3-inch roll: S041376
11 × 17" (B): S041290
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041288
13 × 19" (SB): S041289
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
— Letter: S041331
13 × 19" (SB): S041327
Backlight Film 44-inch roll: S041484
36-inch roll: S041483
24-inch roll: S041482
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041131
16.5 × 23.4" (A2): S041130
Photo Quality Glossy
Film
— Letter: S041072
8.3 × 11.7" (A4): S041071
11 × 17" (B): S041075
13 × 19" (SB): S041074
Posterboard Semigloss — 20.25 × 28.75": S041237
28 × 40": S041236
Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for new papers and other media that may be available. 2-3
Handling Paper and Other Media | 2-3
* Requires optional 3-inch high tension spindle
Premium Luster Photo
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041463
36-inch roll: S041462
24-inch roll: S041461
13-inch roll: S041409
8.3-inch roll: S041408
Letter: S041405
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041406
13 × 19" (SB): S041407
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385

Matte
Paper-Heavyweight
— Letter: S041257
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041260
13 × 19" (SB): S041263
Photo Paper 13-inch roll: S041233 Letter: S041141, S041271,
S041272
8.3 × 11.7" (A4) S041140
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041142
11 × 17" (B): S041156
13 × 19" (SB): S041143
8.3 × 23.4" (Panoramic):S041145
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
— 11 × 17" (B): S041070
13 × 19" (SB): S041069
16.5 × 23.4" (A2): S041079
17 × 22" (C): S041171
16.5" × 49.21' (Banner):S041102
360 dpi paper — 13 × 19" (SB): S041066
Stylus Pro 10000 Photographic Dye Ink model media product codes (cont.)
Paper type Roll sizes Sheet sizes2-4
2-4 | Handling Paper and Other Media
Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model media product codes
Paper type Roll sizes Sheet sizes
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385

Glossy Paper Photo
Weight
44-inch roll: S041389
22-inch roll: S041388
13 × 19" (SB): S041456
Smooth Fine Art
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041433
36-inch roll: S041432
24-inch roll: S041431
24 × 30": S041434
36 × 44": S041435
Backlight Film 44-inch roll: S041484
36-inch roll: S041483
24-inch roll: S041482

Synthetic Paper** 44-inch roll: S041401
36-inch roll: S041400
24-inch roll: S041399

Adhesive Synthetic
Paper
44-inch roll: S041404
36-inch roll: S041403
24-inch roll: S041402

Photo Glossy Paper 44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021

Photo Semigloss Paper 44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022

Premium Glossy Photo
Paper*
13-inch roll: S041378
8.3-inch roll: S041376
Letter: S041286
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041288
13 × 19" (SB): S041289
11 × 17" (B): S041290
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
— Letter: S041331
13 × 19" (SB): S041327
Adhesive Vinyl 44-inch roll: S041438
36-inch roll: S041437
24-inch roll: S041436

Canvas 44-inch roll: S041533
36-inch roll: S041532
24-inch roll: S041531

Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for new papers and other media that may be available. 2-5
Handling Paper and Other Media | 2-5
* Requires optional 3-inch high tension spindle
** Requires optional 2-inch high tension spindle
*** Not available at time of printing. For product codes and availability, visit the
EPSON Pro Graphics web site at http://prographics.epson.com.
Premium Luster Photo
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041463
36-inch roll: S041462
24-inch roll: S041461
13-inch roll: S041409
8.3-inch roll: S041408
Letter: S041405
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041406
13 × 19" (SB): S041407
Posterboard for
Archival Ink
—* * *
Textured Fine Art
Paper*
44-inch roll: S041449
36-inch roll: S041448
24-inch roll: S041447
24 × 30": S041450
36 × 44": S041451
Tyvek

Brillion

44-inch roll: S041496
36-inch roll: S041495
24-inch roll: S041494

Scrim Vinyl *** —
Archival Matte *** Letter: S041341
11.7 × 16.5" (A3): S041343
13 × 19" (SB): S041339
Watercolor Paper-
Radiant White
— 13 × 19" (SB): S041351
Stylus Pro 10000 Archival Ink model media product codes (cont.)
Paper type Roll sizes Sheet sizes2-6
2-6 | Handling Paper and Other Media
Printing Tips for EPSON Media
Follow these tips for using and storing printing materials: Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper or other media with bare hands. Fingerprints may affect print quality. Handle media by the edges or use cotton gloves.
 Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer software before you send your job. See page 3-7 (Macintosh) or page 4-4
(Windows) for instructions.
 Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) in both the printer software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 3-2 (Macintosh) or page 4-6 (Windows) for instructions on selecting the paper source in your printer software.
 Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry place to avoid a decline in quality. Avoid storing media or printouts where they will be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Using Roll Paper
The printer comes with two 2-inch spindles, so you can have two types or sizes of roll paper available for printing. You can use any roll paper with a
2-inch core, up to 44 inches wide. With the optional high-tension 3-inch spindle, you can also use roll paper that has a 3-inch core (one roll at a time).
Manually switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process.
For instructions on attaching roll paper to a spindle and loading it in the printer, see page 1-4 through 1-9. This section covers the following: Guidelines for using roll paper
 Using the roll paper belts
 Removing paper from the spindle
 Cutting paper manually with the built-in cutter
 Printing trim lines
Note
You can purchase roll paper spindles and other accessories or options from the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer.2-7
Handling Paper and Other Media | 2-7
Guidelines for Using Roll Paper
Follow these guidelines when you print on roll paper: When both spindles have roll paper on them, wrap one of the roll paper belts around the roll you’re not using. This keeps the paper out of the way.
 To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure the Sheet light on the control panel is off. Press the Paper Source button until one of the Roll lights comes on.
 Choose Roll Auto Cut if you want the paper to be cut automatically after each page is printed.
 Choose Roll Cutter Off if you’re printing on canvas, vinyl, or other heavy media. Media that is too thick may damage the cutter. Also choose this setting if you’re using the optional auto take-up reel, or if you want to print a series of pages and keep them together for later cutting.
 To protect it, always store unused roll paper in its original package—including the bag, end caps, and box.
 Avoid touching the printable surface of the pap

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